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of the strongest parts of our struggling economy? hi, eryone, i'm brenda butner. the bulls and bears this week. gary b. ith, toeben smith, jonas, john layfield along with susan ox. welcome to everybody. okay, gary b., you say all this snooping could shock the one part of the economy that's actually growing? how so? >> absolutely, brenda. look, i'm going to call this the nsa tax, if you will. you know, we have the e-commerce segment o our gdp is about $269 billion. it's growing the faest of any retail segment that we have out there. in fact, it's probably,if you look back over the last few year really supplied the bulk of the job and growth and innovation in the retail sector. if people now are afraid to go online, and they ar i mean, they've been aaid in the past. you know, credit cards and stuff like that. this is only going to exacerbate it. if that industry starts to shrink,oh, boy, the economy is really going to suffer. >> jonas, you say consumers are going to get used to it afte a little while. >> i don't think it's going to change shopping behavior. the other day, you can save 3% on some
employment gets down to 6.5% and once you start seeing the economy get better, more people going in the workforce, it will take a while before they raise rates. >> but this has been a bond buying binge. if it stops, if the fed pulls back, isn't that a sign that the economy is improving and isn't that good for the market? >> brenda, i think you're absolutely right and it's a return that we can rely on. the fundamentals of the economy, you have the jobless rate being reduced, you have housing up and you have corporate profits an all time high. so i think it was an indication by bernanke that we are seeing these indicators and these good forecasts and that please look at this because we may -- if we hit 7% unemployment, we may start ultimate putting on the brakes as it relates to easy money, if you will. >> john, is this a bubble about to burst? are we about to see what happens to the housing market? >> no i think what happened is a bubble was starting to form because of the low rates. the market was getting ahead of the real economy which is still a little lackluster in a lot of ar
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